Isack van Ostade is best known for his winter scenes of peasants on the ice (see 'A Winter Scene' also in the National Gallery's Collection). He also painted a few delicate landscapes, of which this is a rare, dated example. Sadly he died young - before the age of 30 - and did not fulfil his enormous promise.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1621 - 1649
Full title
A Landscape with Peasants and a Cart
Date made
1645
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
52.9 x 45.4 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2544
Location in Gallery